New from the PRC: FREE Bowel Management Brochure

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on January 30, 2018 # Health, News

Most people living with paralysis and spinal cord injury have some form of bowel dysfunction. It differs from person to person, but, basically, it means the nerves that control the bowel no longer work properly. Not having a proper bowel management routine can cause health risks including Autonomic Dysreflexia, skin breakdown, and impaction depending on your injury and bowel condition. While there is no “one size fits all” plan for bowel care while living with paralysis, there are different steps to ensure overall improved health.

Made possible through an educational grant partnership with Hollister, the Reeve Foundation, has created a brand-new resource on best practices for bowel management including information on different bowel syndromes, bowel programs, equipment to use, and tactics to prevent issues and infection.

Download our Bowel Management brochure to learn more. We also have a Bladder Management brochure that includes information on different bladder conditions, catheter usage, and tactics to prevent infection.

For further information or a hard copy of these materials, call us at 1-800-539-7309 to talk to an Information Specialist.

The National Paralysis Resource Center website is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $8,700,000 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.